CULTURE


Jijimli Village Tombs, Lachin district

Baku, March 10, AZERTAC

Two tombs rise close within a shrine near Jijimli village – the mausoleum of Malik Ajdar and the mausoleum Kargumbaz. Malik Ajdar Tomb, traditionally considered the oldest one, is circular inside and octagonal outside.

The right-angle is opening of the tomb, the front door is in the northern side. The top of the door frame is covered with a pointed-beam-like architrave stone. Inside its edge, remains of a rider’s hewn picture are observed. There are no construction inscriptions and carved surfaces on the tombs. The researchers supposedly date the Jijimli tomb from the 12th-13th centuries. The late 13th century, in the reign of Elkhanids, seems more convincing as the construction time.

Popularly called the “Deaf Dome”, the other Jijimli tomb is cruciform inside and square outside. It is supposed to have been constructed in the 17th century.

According to the legend, the tombs were constructed by a teacher and his apprentice. The tomb of the apprentice was better and the teacher damned it. So it was called Kargumbaz – “a deaf dome” and there is no echo in this tomb.

 

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